Tackling loneliness

The theme for this year’s Mental health awareness week is ‘Loneliness’. Loneliness affects millions of people every year, has a major impact on mental health and has become a societal problem. Human beings are social creatures and it’s important that we nurture our...

Mindfulness – what is on your mind?

Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing one’s attention on the present moment. It has ancient origins and is derived from sati, a fundamental part of Buddhist traditions, and is based on Zen, Vipassanā, and Tibetan meditation techniques. Professor Mark...